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Happy to see you.
I'm very beginer. I'll be watching you with great interest.
Hello. I'm a new member and I need some help. I have a set of blues harmonicas and I know little of how to play them. Anybody have any advice/tips?
I'm Ed from the Netherlands.
I started playing harmonica early 90's, bluesharp at first but in the past few years I tend to play the chromatic more mainly jazzy stuff.
Thanks to those who commented on the video's I uploaded here.
This site seems to have changed quite a bit, I remember the chat room on the old site.
Hi Oldguy,nice to see you back on the Members List,how on earth you managed it i just don't know.I only hope you have more luck than me with all this new set up.Good Luck.Eric33.
Thanks for the feedback Blues Man. Will definitely keep in mind emailing and calling the source come next time. Good customers sure do make a better business.
Keep on Harp Squealin'
Welcome to the club ! Glad to have you here .
I did his 99 lesson happy harpin course. It was a decent grounding in beginning techniques and he has a nice relaxed teaching style. It was great for helping get single notes down and for basic chugging but it didn't go a whole lot further than that. I bought his 7 DVD set afterwards but I don't recommend that at all and is, largely, a rerun of the stuff in the happy harpin course.
I've bought a huge amount of lessons over the last few months and would recommend Adam Gussow (moderrnbluesharmonica.com), Ronnie Shellist (harmonica123.com) and Jon Gindick as the best of those.
Gindick's stuff is amazing for rank beginners and I think it's only 50 bucks for a lifetime membership of his video harp club which is far, far less than JP's stuff.
Hope that helps.
HC Member bnorvell,
You will put most of us to shame. And welcome aboard! Any recordings? What got you started? Legends? Heroes? Personal history? Harp kit? How big is the band?
We used to have a CHAT ROOM to talk with other harpers but the cost must have gotten way out of hand and the site owner shut it down, (versus going to a PAY subscription service). I be using some old statistics when I say that we had 10,000 members world-wide. Some of those members began and moved into recording within a year or two. Conversations with every level and position of harpist were not unusual and some of the Harmonica Club members were 'regulars' in both the FORUM and the CHATROOM. You could find most brands, techniques, styles, genre and everybody appreciated all of it.
The site was "hacked several times and that was part of our undoing. In the time we had that high level of harp spirit several members taught classes to the four corners of the Earth and in a few languages. Once we "piped-in" a Blues Station from Dallas to the UK and got the DJ to recognize the Club - ON THE AIR!
So we're helping rebuild a great Club and site. Any and all contributions are welcome. I ask that if you're referencing a site then list the site, or the player or the contact and who said what. Conversations have happened with subject matter of "Who was the artist who played "Beach Boy Blues" from Blue Hawaii?" Where do I get, how do I get, who makes, who's got and how many harps do you have? Who repairs? Where can I get less expensive harps? I',m going to SPAH, can I get a ride. Members have donated time, money and harps to every aspect of this instrument.
And it continues everyday that we get home from work or school and spend some time here in the FORUM.
It's good to have you and your experience.
Be Blues...And Jazz,
Suave Blues Man
Yes...yes now I got it. You told me this thing 15/20 days back when I was searching for Lee Oskar....Swapan
"Tombo" is the name of the company that makes the harmonica. "Aero Reed" is the name of this specific model. They are a Japanese based company and they make the well-known Lee Oskar.
The Aero Reed is their flagship diatonic but it is not routinely imported into North America. So, if we want to buy one over here, we have to do some internet searching. I get them from third-party sellers on amazon. The most striking feature of this harp is the chrome plated aluminum comb. I'm not aware of another harp maker who chrome plates the comb...although specialty comb makers will sell chromed combs. Other makers anodize their aluminum combs. I have no idea if one is better than the other but the mirror finish on the Aero Reed comb is striking.
And one of the nice things is that these are actually CHEAPER to obtain (for Canadians) than a standard Hohner Marine Band. These can be ordered from Japan with free shipping and they arrive without being taxed. Add it all up and an Aero Reed will cost me $20 LESS than a Marine Band.
Listened your latest upload. Really not insulting. Well played. Who is the mfg. Of Tombo aero reed?
Happy 79th Birthday to Buddy Guy!
His new album "Born to Play Guitar" is available tomorrow.
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Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Grammy Awards this year is only fitting for the Legend of Legends.
I've been playing the blues for 40 years... And I love all Harmonica music. I'm a member of Rubber Capital Harmonica Club, we travel to retirement homes and perform.. Looking forward to being a member of Harmonicaclub... BN.
I just posted a video test of my newly arrived Tombo Aero Reed Db. The song MOUNTAIN OF LOVE was recorded by many folks including one of my all time faves: Johnny Rivers. I hope this video isn't too insulting